Friday 30 September 2016

Top let: grand designs on the property market

Published 03/06/2016 | 02:30

The Edwardian property also features a self-contained unit on the side.
The Edwardian property also features a self-contained unit on the side.
The entrance hall.
The kitchen.
Dine al fresco in the secret garden.

This Edwardian property off the ever popular Lower Glenageary Road is both tall and wide. It's not your average semi-D, although it is indeed attached to the equally vast home to its left.

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It's immediately clear that this is a mature house - the gardens alone have taken decades to cultivate with large trees, landscaped box hedging to the front and, out back, a sunken secret garden. You'd almost expect Mary Lennox and Dickon to come hopping around the corner.

The peace and quiet extends to the location, which is in a cul-de-sac. It has the added benefit of a separate self-contained unit on the site for guests or perhaps a nanny/au-pair or elderly relative. This comes with a lounge area, kitchenette and balcony overlooking the garden, double bedroom and bathroom with shower.

The main house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a range of reception rooms, which can be configured to living rooms, study, den, playroom etc.

All benefit from period features and picture windows. The kitchen and bathrooms, however, are fully modernised even if the heavy doors and high ceilings with drop chandeliers might have you believe otherwise.

Residents enter the home through a grand (pink!) front door with pretty fanlight and filigree plaster work. The hall is ornately tiled up to the staircase which is original.

There is a hidden wine cellar under the stairs and a guest WC also.

A reception room here has a period fireplace (there are several in the house) and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden.

The kitchen/dining room to the rear has contemporary cream units with polished stone worktops, a full set of appliances and a utility room off.

A door here leads to the mews building and the sunken garden area has gravel, plenty of shrubbery and room for al fresco dining.

The first floor has the main reception room, with its massive protruding bay window, again with fireplace.

There are three double bedrooms at this level, the master is ensuite, and a single bedroom with a fireplace.

The family bathroom is also at this level.

There is a garage for storage also. The location is between (and behind) Glenageary and Sandycove/Glasthule Dart stations and equidistant from Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey at less than 3km.

The property is unfurnished and available for immediate letting.

Lease: One year

Enquiries: Haines Home Managers (01) 284 5677

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